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Russia Ban Threatens U.S., European Agriculture Products

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

Following Western sanctions, Russia has ordered a ban or limits on some imports from the U.S. and Europe. David Greene talks to Kathrin Hille, the Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times.

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Buick Regal Competes With German Luxury Cars

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

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Italy Unexpectedly Slips Into Recession

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

The move raises concerns about the health of the European economy overall. This is the third time the third-largest economy in the European Union has been in recession since 2008.

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Activist Finds Her Grandson Abducted During Argentina's Dirty War

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled de Carlotto's struggle.

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NCAA Vote Could Give Student Athletes Enhanced Benefits

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote Thursday on a plan to restructure Division 1 athletics.

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Officials Fear Ebola Will Spread Across Nigeria

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to Yinka Ibukun, a reporter based in Lagos, about the latest developments. Many of the medical personnel who treated a traveler from Liberia with Ebola have now gotten the disease.

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:26am

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:25am

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:24am

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:23am

Lawrence Block published the first book of his Matthew Scudder mystery series in 1976. He says when it came to crime fiction inspiration, "the city never failed me. It always provided something."

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:22am

German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.

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16-Year-old Wins Over 5-Year-Old Incumbent Mayor

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:26am

Bobby Tufts is out after two terms as the ceremonial mayor of Dorset, Minn. Bobby said his time in office was "fun."

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16-Year-old Wins Over 5-Year-Old Incumbent Mayor

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:26am

Bobby Tufts is out after two terms as the ceremonial mayor of Dorset, Minn. Bobby said his time in office was "fun."

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Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:05am

A man fishing in northern Russia was attacked by a bear. But the bear fled when the men's cellphone rang. The ringtone was Bieber's song "Baby."

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Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:05am

A man fishing in northern Russia was attacked by a bear. But the bear fled when the men's cellphone rang. The ringtone was Bieber's song "Baby."

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Modern Anthology Series Could Revolutionize Television

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

TV is reinventing the anthology with shows like "Fargo," "True Detective," and "American Horror Story." Out TV critic examines what the form allows producers, writers and executives to do.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

David Greene has business news.

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Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives At Comet After 10-Year Chase

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

In November, Rosetta will release a lander about the size of a small refrigerator that will attempt to secure itself to the comet's surface using harpoons.

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